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Mark A. Cantley

Born: Wed., Mar. 3, 1954
Died: Thu., Apr. 12, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Tue., Apr. 17, 2018
Location: Christ Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

7:30 PM Tue., Apr. 17, 2018
Location: Christ Lutheran Church

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Mark A. Cantley

Mark “Sparky” Cantley, 64, of Jim Thorpe passed away Thursday evening at St. Luke’s Hospital-Gnaden Campus.

Mark was born in Allentown on March 3, 1954. 

He was the son of the late Elsie (Binder) and Samuel Cantley.  

He was the husband of Myrald (Parks) Cantley, they had been married for 27 years.

Mark was a graduate of Parkland High School, Class of 1971.  He was a starter for the varsity basketball team.

He was of the Christian faith.

Mark worked most of his career as a truck driver for Plantique Landscaping and then later Lowes before retiring.

He enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, helping with Trinkles Café-Citronia flag football team and coaching little league baseball in Orefield.  In his younger years he enjoyed hunting with friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Cantley and brother Samuel Cantley.

In addition to his wife Myrald he is survived by; stepdaughter Jennifer Purcell; sister Elsie Wascavage husband of David, Allentown; grandson Dennis Slater; granddaughter Morgan Purcell-Cooper, great grandson Aydan Purcell and his golden retriever Mac.

Also surviving are his nieces Sarah Wascavage, Allentown and Gwen Cantley, Ohio.  Several cousins and a great nephew survive as well.

Family and friends are invited to call from 6:oo-7:30PM Tuesday evening, April 17th at Christ Lutheran Church, 189 Church Rd, Jim Thorpe PA 18229.  Services will begin at 7:30PM with Reverend John P. Hassler officiating.   Internment will take place at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Mark’s memory to Special Olympics- Carbon County, PO Box 332, Palmerton PA 18071.

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Fred Baker
   Posted Sun April 15, 2018
My condolences to all of Sparky's family. He was a great friend and one who was always there for all of his friends. I will miss him, his friendship and even his warped sense of humor. He was always great to be around...

Kathy Nelson
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
Myrald - I just learned of Mark's passing from Henry Streiff. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember our get together at the cabin in Rickett's Glenn. Feeding the deer outside on the picnic table. Please take a moment at a time - remember all the memories and laughter. Stay close to your family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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